Daughter says thank you to hospital for dad’s care

Ellie Saxton, 14, and a pupil at De Warenne Academy in Conisbrough
Ellie Saxton, 14, and a pupil at De Warenne Academy in Conisbrough
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A brave Doncaster teenager shaved her head - in front of teachers and hundreds of her fellow pupils at De Warenne Academy in Conisbrough - to raise money in memory of her dad.

Fourteen-year-old Ellie Saxton’s father Melvyn was diagnosed with lung cancer, and despite undergoing both chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment under the care of Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, he passed away earlier this year.

Ellie said: “When I lost my dad, I lost my best friend too. Weston Park Hospital staff did their very best to make his treatment and care as comfortable as possible and the headshave was a way of saying a huge thank you.”

Ellie is pictured with staff and pupils.